Saturday, October 19, 2013

Skinny pumpkin spice chai latte

A fall time favorite drink makes it's appearance once again in crowded ,cozy,tiny coffee shops and sets in the holiday mood.I love winter and everything related to it -the foggy evenings ,fleece lined boots ,the decorations,comfy pot pies and winter shopping ,of course! .Back in India it was not much different,we have the festival of light -diwali almost as the same time as halloween which is followed by an array of other festivals that sets the celebration mood just right.I lived most of my life in north and the winters there can be pretty harsh,which made me an "Tea addict"(Is that even a word?).We used to have them in all flavors -ginger,cardamom,clove,saunf(fennel seeds),cinnamon ...Hmm great memories drinking it with good old friends.This too is a recipe that's cozy with a hint of spice minus all the extra calories that you might worry  to put on by having one too many of go ahead and make some for yourself right now!

1/2 cup water                                  
1 black tea bag
1/2 cup 2% milk                          
2 Tbs pumpkin puree(click for home made fresh pumpkin puree  recipe)
 1 tsp or more sweetener of choice
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • start by brewing your tea in hot water,either using a teapot or a sauce pan.keep aside 
  • in a microwave safe container warm the milk along with the sweetener for 1 minute .
  • now take the cup you wish to drink your tea in ,and add in the pumpkin puree,
  • add in vanilla essence  .
  • add in the pumpkin pie spice
  • pour in the brewed tea and mix with a milk frother or hand held electric mixer .keep aside
  • next beat the milk with the frother until foamy.
  • now add the milk to the tea concoction
  • top with foam and sprinkle a pinch  of pumpkin pie spice
  • enjoy
Here is a quick tutorial: video
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